Donuts and Pie Fitness

Summer in a Pasta Recipe

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / July 19, 2022 /

This tastes just like summer.  We made this for lunch about a month ago- and now we are seeing it all over the place- with one big difference- this recipe has no garlic. We made it because it was lemon-centric and because it did not contain any garlic.  Summer in a pasta!.    Summer in…

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My Favorite Way to Workout

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / July 18, 2022 /

Barre Class Sorry, running. Sorry, cycling. Sorry, weight lifting. Sorry, Rowing. Yep. Nothing comes close- and I know after spending years looking for something that made me happy and excited to work out. Read more and get a free class here. There are some great barre instructors out there, but nobody can instruct a class…

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“Wonder” How to Build Strong Bodies

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / July 1, 2022 /

Remember when there was a bread that claimed it could build strong bones and bodies 8 ways?  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could build strong bone density that way?  Stronger bones mean strength, power, balance, support, posture, longevity, and good health. The problem is, that you have to work to maintain and grow healthy…

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Improve Your Brain Health with these 5 Fun Exercises

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 18, 2022 /

It’s kinda ironic (okay it’s downright pitiful and you can bet I will be doing more brain health exercises)  that  I  “forgot” to tell you, but I am a Certified Brain Health Trainer!  With that in mind, read on to learn about 5 fun ways exercise can improve your brain health. Do you know what…

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Improve Your Memory and Spatial Cognition – Practice Balance Training

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 13, 2022 /

Many of you emailed me to ask what kind of balance board I used in Friday’s video posts on IG, Tik Tok, and YouTube.  Did you know a study by Scientific Reports in 2017 determined that people who practiced balance training had improvement in memory and spatial cognition? That made me want to get a…

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Ideas to help your future body for only 10 minutes a day

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 4, 2022 /

Did you know that your ability to move correlates with longevity? It’s all because your body flexibility, balance, muscle strength, and coordination can reflect your overall health, and that can influence life expectancy.  It is said that flexibility may decrease by up to 50% as we get older and stretching is the solution. One of…

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On Wednesdays we wear Pink, especially when we do the “Bend and Snap”!

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 1, 2022 /

Remember the bend and snap move from Legally Blond? Let’s try it! Drop something on the floor and then bend over, hinging at the waist to pick it up. If you have ever worked out with kettlebells, weights, or a Bala Beam like I am,  (I love Bala products!) it’s similar. Bend over from the waist…

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The Donuts & Pie Version of Coastal Grandma

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 17, 2022 /

Coastal Grandmother is a real thing. It has been around forever – just without a name. You don’t need to be a grandmother or even live on the coast. It’s about how you live your life- slowing down and taking time to enjoy the little things.  Coastal Grandmother is living your best life, enjoying life’s…

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6 Things I Learned this Week

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 14, 2022 /

Every morning my husband makes me coffee; a strong shot of espresso with thick foamy oat milk. While I am sure it would be just as awesome without this machine.  It is definitely a humongous splurge and beautiful addition to our kitchen.  As an aside- we have started gifting this Jura machine for wedding presents…

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10 Ways Your Legs will Jump for Joy!

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 11, 2022 /

 Jennifer Garner gets it. Have you watched her box jumping on IG with her trainer Beth Nicely?  Box Jumps…Single leg jumps…Oblique twist jumps… all on the top of a small box about 14″ high.  It’s definitely one way to work your legs, challenge your balance, and increase bone density.                               Box jumps looked fun to do,…

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